Relevant Research Groups
We are interested in functionalising poly(Styrene-co-Maleic Anhydride) for various applications in the medical field.
Go to Lizl Cronje's Research page
Ms Gericke is responsible for the development and coordination of the programme in Textile and Polymer Science (launched in 2003). This relatively new approach to this study field focus on textile science with a strong scientific base in Chemistry and Polymer Science. The research focus is on the development and evaluation of technical and performance textiles for niche markets – including smart textiles and nano-fibres.
Go to Adine Gericke's Research page
My research and that of my students involve membrane technology and water, in that we treat water with the aid of the membranes and membrane processes that we develop. The research, development and establishment of filtration technology, with the accent on eventual commercialization of any successful technology, lie at the core of the effort.
Go to Ed Jacobs's Research page
Living Radical Polymerization (LRP) is used as the central technique in the synthesis of advanced macromolecular architectures. Self-assembly of these architectures and heterogeneous polymerization processes are used to create ordered structures on a larger length scale. In order to optimize the degree of control in LRP processes, mechanistic studies are conducted to increase the understanding of the fundamental processes involved.
Go to Bert Klumperman's Research page
Macromolecular engineering of thin films or membranes.
Go to Ron Sanderson's Research page